Term: November 2022 – January 2023
Lee Paje makes use of meticulously chosen materials and forms such as painting on canvas and copper, sculpture, printmaking, video, and public art installation to create works concerned with independence, individuality, and identities. Her visual narratives reveal alternative realities that bring attention to the restraints of gender inequality. She intertwines contemporary lifestyles with the rigidity of past traditions. Once revealed, her compositions are filled with seemingly personal anecdotes yet actually extend to social, cultural, and historical commentary.
Lee graduated magna cum laude in studio arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman. Her undergraduate video work, Sit In My Retina, won the college’s Dominador Castañeda Award for Most Outstanding Thesis (2009). She was chosen in the 2014 Young Artist Discovery Section, Art Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan and in 2018, her entry ‘Passage to the Land of Sugar’ for the Don Papa Rum art competition won the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award. She was also an artist-in-residence in Art Omi (Ghent, NY) in the same year. Just recently, her large-scale works were exhibited in QAGOMA, Australia as part of the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.